Stab Magazine | Watch Mason Ho And Blair Conklin's Monstrous Leaps, Tubes, And More Leaps In Texas
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Watch Mason Ho And Blair Conklin’s Monstrous Leaps, Tubes, And More Leaps In Texas

We made an air section in Waco that wants to send you up, up, and into a barrel. 

style // Nov 21, 2019
Words by Morgan Williamson
Reading Time: 3 minutes

“Gimme the Sissy!” calls out Mason Ho after a morning of trading leaps with Blair Conklin on a ramp that they, with the help of the Perfect Swell Wave Architects, produced.

“I want the sissy!… The Sissy Sauce!”

On Sunday, we released “A Wedge Affair” it features the making of four new waves now being served at BSR Surf Resort if you’ve got the gall to ask for ’em. The waves are: The Whacko Whacko (a wave for a screwfoot / natural footed relationships), the W.A.C.O Wedge (We Ain’t Coming Out), the Butchered Barrel (which is really just a fucked double-up that wants to send you into the concrete), and The Sissy Sauce Launchpad (which as Mase puts, “is gonna fold people”).

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Blair Conklin came to Waco with a skimboard, a boogie, and a sub-five-foot foamie. He then proceeded to go higher than any of us had ever seen a finless man fly.

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“It’s like when you call the small guy biggie. That’s the Sissy air section… but that thing’s gonna fuckin’ fold people.” – Mason Ho

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It’s truly amazing what’s come out of landlocked ponds over the last two years.

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Here’s the highlight reel from the trip — three minutes of pure, unadulterated wave riding in the Central Texas pond by surfing’s most entertaining personality, Monsieur Ho, and a multi-board specialist you’ll surely be seeing much more of in the coming years, Sir Blair Conklin.

Some of the alley-oops Blair was doing on his skim over the eight hours we spent R&Ding these waves were stratospheric. The boys went off. The result is four new waves in the pool made possible by American Wave Machines’ Perfect Swell technology–one of them being the archetype for the Stab High air section 2020. We can say with conviction; there’s no synthetic ramp with as much gusto as the Sissy. It was our pride and joy of the experiment and to rub a little lavender on it; there’s a bonus tube section at the end.

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Nose grab? No problem when your craft isn’t tall enough to ride the ride.

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Master Conklin is truly a specimen in the water–a contortionist of sorts!

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Zero hour, nine am.

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Hit play above to watch some of our favorite waves from the short, or tap in below to watch “A Wedge Affair” in its entirety.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3wBKpk7s3m8

This film made possible by Reef and Perfect Swell.

 

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Mason going hard on the softie.

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Tom Carey

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